The whole team at Deacon Insurance is proud that, as part of Gallagher, we belong to one of the most ethical companies in the world.

Gallagher has been named as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies1 for the tenth consecutive year, a recognition of overall commitment to integrity.

What’s more, Gallagher, a global insurance brokerage, risk management and consulting services group, is the only insurance broker to be named among the 2021 list of 135 honourees from all over the world.

The plaudit comes from Ethisphere, which has been defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices with the list since for 15 years. The companies are chosen using a methodology that is continuously refined by a panel of leading attorneys, government officials, professors, and organization leaders who care about ethical and honest business practices.

What makes a company ethical?

The Ethisphere definition includes, as you would expect, legal and ethical compliance, environmental stewardship and employee wellbeing, nationally, locally and globally.  It also looks for strong leadership and commitment from the top, and at the way a firm maintains oversight to make sure it does not risk falling short of its principles. This is no snapshot, it is a measure of the way a firm acts day in day out.

  1. Patrick Gallagher, Jr., Chairman, President and CEO of Gallagher, said2: “Since 1927, we have had a unique culture rooted in integrity, empathy and respect which is the heart of our entire organization. In an extraordinary year, 2020 brought more change than anyone could have anticipated — but it did not change our values and ethics, which are crucially important to our customers.  Today’s announcement highlights our commitment to making people, communities and businesses a priority and helps them face their future with confidence.”

The Gallagher Way

Shared values are the rock foundation of the Gallagher culture. Wherever in the world we work as part of Gallagher, we all endeavor to follow the 25 tenets of   The Gallagher Way3.

It’s a pleasure doing business this way!



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Reviewed 23/06/2023- NR